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  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has officially welcomed ADV Cape Fourcroy, the first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats, with an ensign hoisting ceremony. Commanding officer Cape Fourcroy Commander Mark Taylor ordered the crew to ‘cheer ship’ after a naming ceremony was held for the boat alongside Fleet Base West on May 1. Chaplain Grant Ludlow […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Cape Inscription, the second Cape-class patrol boat, was delivered to the Australian Navy by shipbuilder Austal on May 29. The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the tenth Cape-class designed and constructed by Austal. Cape Inscription joins Cape Fourcroy, which was delivered to the Navy in April 2017 and a further 8 Capes delivered […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities

    Austal has officially named the eighth and final Cape Class Patrol Boat Cape York during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on October 2. Cape York is the last of eight Cape-class patrol boats built by Austal for the Australian Border Force (ABF) under an AUD$330million design, construct and in-service support […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After almost two years of operations with the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Defence Vessel Cape Byron was returned to the original owner, Australian Border Force. The crew of ADV Cape Byron gathered on the upper deck to farewell and hand-back the Cape class patrol boat as her duties for navy completed. Defence has been operating […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has been awarded an A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the company’s 30-year history. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy commissioned its second Australian Defence Vessel (ADV), ‘Cape Inscription’, during a ceremony on June 6. ADV Cape Inscription was officially named in Henderson and had the Australian White Ensign hoisted on it for the first time. The two Cape-class patrol boats for the navy were built by Austal under a AU$63 million […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Industry news

    Austal launched the Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCBP), Cape Byron, at its facility in Henderson, Australia today (January 7th, 2014). The ship was launched 4 weeks ahead of schedule, exactly 1 year after launching of the first boat of the class, Cape St George. The ship has been lowered into the water, using Austal’s slipway […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Industry news

    Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s (ACBPS) fifth Cape Class Patrol Boat, the Cape Jervis, on 17 January 2014.   The Cape Class Patrol Boats Contract, which includes design, construction and through-life support of eight 58- meter patrol boats, was awarded to Austal in August 2011. National Director […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 Detachment 2 returned to Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), Aug. 22 after circumnavigating the globe. Cape’s crew completed a nine-month deployment in support of the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR) while […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) departed Naval Base San Diego June 16 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   Cape St. George will participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, and then proceed to the 7th Fleet AOR to conduct […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal launched the tenth Cape-class patrol boat for the Royal Australian Navy at its Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard on February 14. Future Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the the second of two follow-on Cape-class boats that will be operated by the Royal Australian Navy. The first boat, ‘Cape Fourcroy’, was rolled out […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austal Limited has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Leveque is named after the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The remaining […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the North and South Atlantic en route to Cape Town. […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy received its first Cape-class patrol boat during a delivery ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy is the first of two 58 metre patrol vessels that will be chartered by the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy, which awarded […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Industry news

    Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison MP, participated in a keel laying ceremony on March 31st for the sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat being manufactured at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.   The vessel, Cape Leveque, is the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being built by Austal for the […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has rolled out Hull 380 at its Henderson shipyard ahead of the launch later this week. Hull 380 is the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal and the first of two to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 2017. The patrol boat will undergo final fitout before sea […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Industry news

      West Australian shipbuilder Austal has been chosen as preferred tenderer to build eight new patrol boats for Customs and Border Protection. Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said the eight new vessels to be constructed under the $350 million contract would significantly boost the Customs and Border Protection capability to detect and respond to illegal […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Australian Navy sailor died aboard Australian defence vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription, the Australian department of defence has announced. The department said the cause of death was yet not known. The sailor was aboard Cape Inscription which was deployed to operation Resolute, protecting Australian borders and maritime interests. Cape Inscription is the newest vessel […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Industry news

    Austal announced that the first-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named the Cape St George during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia today. Cape St George is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit Nov. 21. The ship, homeported in San Diego, is currently on a routine deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Capt. Michael P. Doran, commanding officer of Cape St. George, said: Cape’s officers and crew have enjoyed […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The boats were leased by the navy after it experienced issues with Armidale-class boats.

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Cape-class patrol boat ADV Cape Inscription rushed to the aid of a vessel on fire in Darwin Harbour. According to the navy, the patrol boat was in the middle of a training exercise when crew members noticed black smoke pouring from a pleasure craft off East Point. Executive officer Cape Inscription, Lieutenant […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    The second-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat was named Cape Byron during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on April 28th.   Cape Byron is the second of eight boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and in-service support contract. The […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Cape York, the final of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats built by Austal, has been delivered to the Australian Border Force. Commenting on this $330 million design, build and in-service support contract, Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said: Austal has delivered one Cape Class Patrol vessel approximately every 10 weeks over 2014-2015; which has […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Industry news

    Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it was […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for which it was named at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 25. The ship is named after the Battle of Cape St. George, which took place on Nov. 25, 1943, in the South Pacific off the island of […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    The chief of staff for logistics and ordnance on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet presented the Ship’s Store Retail and Service Excellence Award to the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) sales division, April 20. Capt. Peter Stamatopolous presented the award to Ensign Andrew Peters, ship’s sales […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    The seventh of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats, being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract by Austal, has been delivered. The vessel, Cape Wessel, is named after the most northerly point of Rimbija Island, the northernmost island of the Wessel Islands group that extends from Arnhem […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) took part in a four-day training exercise with the royal navy destroyer HMS Daring (D32) that concluded June 7. The first event between the ships was a weapons exercise. Cape St. George delivered a firepower demonstration firing on several targets at different distances with its […]